Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) -- As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution....
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Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday....
Israel, Hamas hold out for more gains in Gaza war
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel and Hamas are holding out for bigger gains in the Gaza war, helping explain the failure of the world's most influential diplomats to broker even a precursor to a lasting cease-fire....
Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month....
Hospital shooting suspect charged with murder
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex before the doctor returned fire has been charged with murder....
3 days on, no arrests in hunt for carjack killers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The hunt for two Philadelphia carjackers who rammed a stolen SUV into a family, killing three children, entered its third day Sunday as officials offered a $110,000 reward for information leading to their capture....
Police: Man kills son, 5, wounds the boy's mother
FOLSOM, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a Philadelphia man shot and killed his 5-year-old son and critically wounded the boy's mother before trying to kill himself as officers closed in....
Independent hopefuls may widen gubernatorial field
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Just when Pennsylvania voters were getting used to the idea of a gubernatorial election showdown between Republican incumbent Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf, other hopefuls may soon be joining the fray....
Woman gets 6-year sentence in deadly highway crash
BELVIDERE, N.J. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman who was driving drunk and traveling the wrong way when she caused a deadly head-on crash on a northwestern New Jersey highway is now headed to state prison....
House fire kills woman in Luzerne County
ASHLEY, Pa. (AP) -- A house fire in Luzerne County has claimed the life of a 65-year-old woman....
The administration is considering creating a pilot program giving refugee status to young people from Honduras. The plan would screen youths in their home country to determine whether they qualify and would be limited to Honduras but could be expanded to other Central American countries. Under the in-country screening program , the legal standard for youths to qualify for refugee status would remain the same as it is for those who seek the status after arriving in the U.S.
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